Triple crown for Carter at Lyng after convincing win

Carter's Jean Woods, Malcolm Reynolds and Kim Bridge lifted the Norfolk County Triples Championship title at Lyng, beating Wymondham's Pat Saunders, Debbie Phillips and Chris Mann by 11-2 in the final.

It has been a tremendous season for Jean Woods who has already tasted county success winning the Norfolk Mixed Fours title while for Jean's daughter Kim Bridge it was a second county triples title having previously won back in 2004/05.

For Norfolk Over 60's regular Malcolm Reynolds it was that all important first county title. England international Chris Mann and his triple started the final as firm favourites but Kim Bridge's triple were not to be denied as they stormed to title glory.

In the play-off for third place Thorpe Marriott's Sheila and Ted Redwood, skipped by Anglian Window's star Mike Boswell, beat Rita and Owen Secker of Watton and Ty Musk of Connaught by 8-6.

In another twist to the day defending champion Melvin Woods, playing with Nigel Willard and John Turner, was shown the exit door by wife Jean and daughter Kim when her triple defeated them by 9-2.


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County Cup action saw Coltishall beat Hingham 8-0 with Les Harman's triple winning 21-3. Wymondham's Billie Barker, Shirley Foster and Debbie Phillips came from behind in all their three games to produce a hat-trick of wins against a talented Cromer side in their Norwich Cup clash before Cromer conceded at 14-6 down.

The top-of-the-table match in the Bure League was at Kirby Bedon where the leaders entertained second placed Woodbastwick.

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The away side was in good form making it an uncomfortable night for Kirby who looked out of touch for much of the time but a tremendous last wood winner by Kirby skip Joe Brown gave the home side a 6-4 win.

Martin Edridge, Mally Catchpole and Margaret Harman stormed to a 31-5 win as Coltishall beat Anglian Windows 8-2 with Mike Boswell's triple again collecting the visitor's only points.

Hevingham moved up to third place with a 10-0 home win against Horsford with Pat Bunn, Pat Williamson and Maurice Kemp winning 29-4.

Since signing England international Trevor Brown the Bob Carter team have enjoyed excellent Tens League results with this week's 2-0 win at the home of league champions Hempnall the best so far. J and M Woods led the way with a 19-12 pairs win against home favourite Paul Baker with Neil Davidson the only home skip to win.

Carter fielded an unfamiliar looking side at home to Horsford Heroes with Roy Walker, Gary High and Steven Lamb of Halvergate all in action. Jason Foster and Nigel Willard gave Carter a great start beating Sue Fox and Mark Tuttle 24-6 and they easily achieved a maximum four points.

Yaxham moved up to third in the Breckland League beating Hingham Yellow 8-2.

Connaught B slumped to their eighth defeat in nine games losing 8-2 at Hingham Yellow where N Thorpe's triple won 28-8 while Carleton Rode beat Forncett 8-2.

Hempnall made it eight wins in a row in the South Norfolk League taking maximum points at home to Connaught with Roger Parker's triple strolling to a 26-6 win.

Wreningham won for the first time this season beating fellow strugglers Mulbarton 10-0 as G Adcock's triple recorded a 25-5 win. Thurton went down 8-2 at Watton where D Paffey, D Quadling and D Braham won 22-6.

Framingham Earl failed to collect a point at Horsford where Mark Tuttle and his triple won 21-5 against Karl Bunn.

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